the lowest of a structure, usually placed in or on the ground.
1680s, “lowest sill of a house,” from mud + sill. The word entered U.S. political history in a speech by James M. Hammond of South Carolina, March 4, 1858, in U.S. Senate, alluding scornfully to the very mudsills of society, and the term subsequently was embraced by Northern workers in the pre-Civil War sectional rivalry.
[muhd-skip-er] /ˈmʌdˌskɪp ər/ noun 1. any of several gobies of the genera Periophthalmus and Boleophthalmus, of tropical seas from Africa to the East Indies and Japan, noted for the habit of remaining out of water on flats for certain periods and jumping about when disturbed. /ˈmʌdˌskɪpə/ noun 1. any of various gobies of the genus […]
/ˈmʌdˌslaɪd/ noun 1. the rapid downward movement of a large quantity of saturated earth mudslide (mŭd’slīd’) A slow-moving mudflow.
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[muhd-sling-ing] /ˈmʌdˌslɪŋ ɪŋ/ noun 1. an attempt to discredit one’s competitor, opponent, etc., by malicious or scandalous attacks. /ˈmʌdˌslɪŋɪŋ/ noun 1. casting malicious slurs on an opponent, esp in politics noun The use of defamation, insinuation, etc, esp in politics; smear (1884+)